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Waterbug Tours

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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
+1 252-342-3577
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Captain Peggy ROCKS!

Rode the Water Bug this afternoon. The vessel was helmed by Captain Peggy and she was soo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James R
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Captain Bob is the best!

Waterbug Tours will be one of the highlights of your trip to Beaufort. With Captain Bob at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bjvi757
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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45-60 Minute...Wild Ponies,Nature & History Cruise: Cruising along the Rachel Carson Reserve in search of wild ponies... it's common for us to see Dolphins, Sea turtles, and a variety of wildlife along the way enjoy panoramic views of Beaufort's charming old homes & working waterfront. While learning the history of our quaint Seaport Village, hear about the best places to eat & the local sights not to miss! Don't forget your camera! A Little History A Little Nature A Lot of Fun!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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+1 252-342-3577
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the Water Bug this afternoon. The vessel was helmed by Captain Peggy and she was soo knowledgeable! We even got to see the wild horses. Thank you all for a wonderful, adventurous hour!

Thank James R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterbug Tours will be one of the highlights of your trip to Beaufort. With Captain Bob at the helm, armed with volumes of information and a great sense of humor, you will enjoy seeing the wild horses (and new colt), oyster beds, historic homes and...More

Thank bjvi757
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Bob showed us the shoreline of Beaufort and shared some history with us with his witty repartee. We were lucky to see the wild horses on the island as well as a new foal. A must boat trip!

Thank Stephenie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went on the sunset cruise with CAPT Peggy. She was great and gave us a lot of information on Beaufort. Highly recommend the tour.

Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Innkeepers we always want to ensure our guests have a fabulous stay in Beaufort! We recommend activities and sites that are personalized and most enjoyable... the Waterbug never disappoints! Captain Bob and his crew ensure our guests have a fun and informative tour along...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best trip you can take for the money. Captain Bob delivered an amazing trip. Informative , interesting , close to the action. We’ll definitely do this trip again. Lots of fun!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me & the family were very excited about taking this boat ride tour and to see the horses on the Island across from Beaufort. The Captain was excellent and gave us an excellent history lesson of Beaufort the horses on the Island. The only draw...More

Thank Rolandjimmy1
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Captain Bob was very knowledgeable on the area and the wild horses. It was a special treat to be able to see the 2 week old foal. Great relaxing trip.

Thank smac90
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

A very informative and knowledgeable Captain Bob took our party of 8, 4 seniors, a younger couple, and their 2 youngsters aged 7 & 4, on a fantastic little cruise! He shared the history of the wild ponies, their lives, lifestyle, and habitat, and proceeded...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Captain Bob was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. If you're looking for a leisurely trip and would like to see wild horses, birds and to learn more about the history of the town, I would highly recommend. He'll also provide great restaurant recommendations...More

Thank Sera633
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eliaseggers4
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Meg F | Reviewed this property |
I believe the daytime tour is $18 per adult and $10 per child, but check their website. We felt the tour fee was reasonable and it was a highlight of our trip.
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Kaile R
September 15, 2016|
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Response from BCMjr | Reviewed this property |
Per Coast Guard regs, there are adult and children's life preservers on board. Kids on our tour were not asked to put on a life preserver. All passengers including young children were to remain seated at all times while the... More
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